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. then there was the newtown, connecticut, massacre. that has influence the attitudes of friends and families and people i know. the tragedy of that day just a week ago, in which 26 people lost their lives, 24 of them were children between the ages of five and 10. it hangs over this usually happy season. even so, i feel grateful this year. maybe more than usual r my colleagues here at fox. with my friends and my family. we live in a country that yes, has its problems. and we talk about those problems everyday on the show. but the bottom line is this. you wouldn't wanto live anywhere else, would you? i sure wouldn't. we have freedom, we have opportunity, and many of us, most of us have a roof over our heads and a safe place to sleep at night. the icing on the cake will be wrapped in boxes under the tree. but it will be in spending time with family and friends. and we know that now this year better than almost any year that i can ever remember. that, my friends, is a true blessing. merry christmas. that is what i think. now we want to know when you think. here's our question tonight. what is the emphasis in your
. the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, was just awful. that puts everybody in a negative spirit in some respects. ashley: what about the psyche of the consumer with regards to consumer confidence in the sambar hit a six-month low. the economy still struggling, unemployment still high. people walking around the stores but maybe not buying as much, is that a factor? >> you do see some of that. buthe consumer confidence and actual consumer spending, it actually breaks down, consumers may say one thing and do another. most people tend to be like that. we found spending levels have held up okay, and we still think people are spending in the stars. there will be presents under the tree tomorrow morning for a lot of kids. it may be won't be as robust as it was last year, lester was a pretty decent holiday season, better than expected. this year probably a little more tepid given the environment we are in. ashley: when it comes to the week after christmas, how important is that so the overall picture? >> to account for almost 10% of holiday sales. if they do returns or exchanges and converts it into ano
, dan malloy, state's lieutenant governor and other local officials gathered in newtown's town hall. bells from a nearby church rang 25 times in memory of each life lost. the fifth straight day for the victims of last ek's massacre. >>> the national rifle association chose today to make its first public comment, laying out itslan to keep america's schoolchildren out of harm's way. their answer? armed guards in schools all across the country. fox news chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us now for the report. james? >> lou, good evening. wayne laperriere, the executive vice president of the national rifle association cited the presence of armed and trained security officers at banks, courthouses, power plants, defense installations as well as the firearms that are carried by secret service and capitol police to protect the president and you al our lawmakers. >> what if, when adam lan started shooting his way into sandy hook elementary school last friday, he had been confronted by qualified, ard security? we would at least admit it's possible that 26 little kids, that 26
. >> part of it is hurricane sandy and part of it's the tragedy from newtown, connecticut. david: people are afraid to go out and shop? >> they're not in the mood. one quote in an article talk people think it's better to spend time with family. shopper tracker is finding that people shopping for the week that ended december 15th down 4.3%. overall they've adjusted what they think the holiday seen will be. and they've adjusted that it will be a growth of 2.5%. and thought it would be 3.3%. national retail federation is keeping their prediction of growth 4.1%. real quick, i don't know if we have the graphic available. if you invest in retailer, boy have the on-line retailers done gang busters and even the shopper track survey even on-line wasn't performing as well as last year. overall this year for shopping, the on-line stock is doing much better. >> meanwhile, j.c. penney can we put up the stock chart, intraday what it's doing? it's up almost # 4% today. does that surprise you? >> the brick and mortar retailers are up for the year. the on-line retailer, theirs is up. and once again, amaz
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